Musculoskeletal Fitness Programming
A pilot project conducted through in partnership with a number of Iowa FitnessGram schools helped to refine and evaluate a musculoskeletal fitness warmup for use in PE. The warmup fills a gap in PE programming by providing a simple and effective way for teachers to promote better musculoskeletal fitness as part of normal PE activities. The project was led by a graduate student (Jess Velthoff) and she has posted all of the needed materials, station cards and associated interval music for use by teachers in the network.
This information below provides the resource links and materials needed to use the musculoskeletal fitness warm-up activities in your school. The musculoskeletal program is a short, 10-minute warm-up activity that has been shown to improve muscular strength and vertical jump fitness in students when incorporated into Physical Education programs. The program uses minimal equipment. The program guide, instructions, Exercise Station Cards, and even music can all be downloaded using the button below.
Musculoskeletal Warm-Up 2017-2018 Project Results
CLICK HERE to view the impact of the musculoskeletal project on students' fitness in the schools that participated last year!